Purchasing the Cuisinart GR-1 sandwich press is currently the number one choice by consumers in the United States. What is so special about this particular machine? This is what I want to investigate today.
The first thing that struck me about this model is its price. Cuisinart advertise this grill on their website for $49.95 which is quite a decent price. If you are a smart shopper, you will be able to find this device for even less than this. So what exactly do we get for our money?
The Griddler GR-1 is primarily a toasted sandwich and panini maker. It can also perform a range of other kitchen grilling tasks and you can put loads of different things in it like meats, vegetables, beans and so on. However to be honest, I do not like the idea of using it for lots of different things. This just makes it much harder to keep clean. The hot plates on the top and bottom of this device are fixed. This means that we cannot take them out to clean them. Therefore I feel that just using it to make hot sandwiches and panini gives us the best chance to keep it clean and germ free. If all we have to clean off is some toasted crumbs and the occasional bit of sandwich filling then we are in good shape. Contrast this to having to clean out meat fats and so on the there is the possibility that we might not really want to use it to make sandwiches again. My mother has a George Foreman grill and it seems to be permanently covered in burnt remains of food even though she seems to clean it regularly. That is why in my case, I would only ever use the Cuisinart GR-1 Griddler Panini and Sandwich Press for making my hot sandwiches.
This can be a great machine for keeping healthy and saving money. Of course, it depends entirely upon the fillings that you decide to use as to how good or bad for you these toasted sandwiches will be. For example, some cheese, low fat meat and tomato is a great combination that tastes good and has some decent nutrition for us. If we combine this with a healthy salad or some steamed vegetables, this is meal that becomes pretty healthy. In addition to this, it is a good way to keep our food costs down. For a $50 kitchen appliance, this is a great result.
Perhaps it is the fact that the Cuisinart GR-1 Sandwich Press is a household appliance that has been designed just like professional units that makes it such an high quality machine to have in your kitchen.